Jamaican Sausage and Black Bean Bake


Get a taste of Jamaican when you make this spiced sweet potato, sausage, and black bean bake. You only need one dish to make this flavorful, filling dinner, so you can consider it a vacation from dish-washing too!

Jamaican Sausage and Black Bean Bake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
8 cups


  • 4 cup 1/2-inch pieces peeled sweet potatoes

  • 2 ¼ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 15 ounce can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 12 ounce pkg. cooked smoked chicken sausage links with mango and jalapeño or with habanero and green chile, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices

  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ cup sliced green onions

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish combine first nine ingredients (through thyme). Bake, covered, 1 hour. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes more or until liquid is absorbed and potatoes and orzo are tender.

  2. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with green onions and cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
6g Fat
47g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 5.6mg 28%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 577mg 12%
Folate, total 71.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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